Shirey Lake and Lost Lake via Shirley and Osprey Trail

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Shirey Lake and Lost Lake via Shirley and Osprey Trail is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Waterloo, Iowa that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
13 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

beach

lake

river

blowdown

Short flat trail around the edge of Shirey Lake located in Hartman Reserve. The trail is shown as a full loop online, but the north side is really just a beach and a distinct trail fades away into a wide unmarked sandy area. For that reason and a large down tree it is typically hiked as a point to point to point or out and back trail. On the east side of the lake you can take a slight turn off of Shirey trail onto Osprey trail you can view the hacking tower used to raise Osprey hatchlings.